Entries from Manifest Tech Blog tagged with 'Apple'

Finding and Accessing (Free) Content on the iPad

As a companion handout for my ongoing talks on portable gadgets, I've posted a Guide to Finding and Accessing (Free) Content on the iPad (PDF). This a summary guide (outline and annotation) to finding content to enjoy on your...

Holiday Gadgets 2012 - Moving Into the Cloud?

It's holiday gadget season, with companies from Apple to Amazon, and Microsoft to Samsung, working hard to court us with very different perspectives on portable electronic gadgets -- and to sign up our credit card numbers so that new...

Apple's iPads are Ready for the Holidays

Apple is certainly ready for the holidays after updating its entire product line of portable devices this Fall. Not content with announcing the iPhone 5 in September, plus the updated iPod touch gen 5 (without the phone part -- see...

Apple's Latest Take on the iPod nano

For a company known for its clearness and certainty of vision, Apple has shown an amazing variety of takes for the different versions of the product it calls the iPod nano. After all, the iPod shuffle is clearly the minimalist...

Apple Introduces New iPod touch (and nano)

Lost in the excitement around Apple's introduction of the iPhone 5 last week was news of two new iPod models -- generation 5 of the iPod touch, and generation 7 of the iPod nano. (Yes, Apple still refuses to capitalize...

Speck PixelSkin and CandyShell Cases

Do you cover your portable devices, from smartphones to tablets to portable hard drives? These devices are getting tougher, with more scratch-resistant (and fingerprint-resistant) screens. And Apple has the cool Smart Cover for the iPad that snaps on magnetically to...

Holiday Gadgets 2011

It's time for my annual holiday gadgets review, and this year it's all about portable and wireless, smartphones to tablets to e-readers -- especially with the ongoing momentum of the Apple iPad, the impressive continued demand for the new...

Apple iPod Domination

The new Apple iPhone 4S was introduced by new CEO Tim Cook at last week's keynote event, which was overshadowed by who and what was not there -- Steve Jobs and an iPhone 5 (see video at Apple's site). Cook...

Apple iPhone 4S - Seriously Interesting

Ecstasy!! -- It's a new Apple iPhone. Agony! -- It's not the rumored iPhone 5; it's just a "4S". The "S" may stand for a bump in Speed or Software from the iPhone 4 (see earlier post), but it's definitely...

Configuring Your Next Video Editing Computer

Does your computer feel sluggish when you're editing? Maybe it's time to upgrade to take advantage of the latest round of technology so you can reach 64-bit, multi-core, GPU-accelerated, warp-drive video processing nirvana. While it's always the situation that...

Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X

Apple has released its first incremental update to Final Cut Pro X, modestly numbered 10.0.1 (see earlier post). This is a start at addressing the anguished response of its customers to this gloriously re-imagined application -- that also lost...

Getting into GPUs -- Hardware Acceleration for Video Editing

Today's video editing software running on mainstream personal computers can handle even high def material with aplomb. But we demand more -- beyond HD to 2K and 5K cinematic resolutions, real-time editing of complex compressed formats like AVCHD, and building...

Apple Final Cut Pro X

Apple has released its new Final Cut Pro X video editor, after a teaser preview at the NAB conference in April. And this is not just an update, or a re-engineering for 64-bit processing -- It's a complete rewrite...

Breffo Spiderpodium Multi-Purpose Gadget Grip

The Breffo Spiderpodium lives up to its name as a multi-purpose gadget grip and podium to holster, dock, and display for your compact handheld devices, including smartphones, cell phones, portable media players, and game systems. Its eight soft-touch rubberized...

Joby GorillaMobile Ori Transforming Case / Stand

Not content with bringing the GorillaPod idea of flexible and adjustable legs to the iPad with the GorillaMobile Yogi case / stand (see previous post), Jobi has extended this theme to the case itself with the Jobi GorillaMobile Ori protective...

Joby GorillaMobile Yogi for iPad

The Joby GorillaMobile Yogi for iPad brings the now-familiar GorillaPod flexible legs (see earlier post) to the iPad, giving you great flexibility in stabilizing and positioning your tablet as you like it. The Yogi starts with a protective polycarbonate case...

Stopping the Dropping: iTatch Lanyards with Suction Cup

All these cases and screen protectors (see previous posts) are great for protecting your portable devices from bumps and scratches in your pocket or bag, and can save the day when you accidentally drop your device. But wouldn't it be...

Multi-Use TabGrip for iPad

The TabGrip for iPad is something different from protective cases (see previous posts). Instead, it's designed as a multi-functional holder and stand to make using the iPad easy and comfortable. The TabGip is basically four arms of flexible rubberized plastic...

Speck CandyShell Grip / Time To Rock

These days the Apple iPod touch seems the be more like an iPad mini, since you can run all your same apps, and music and videos and photos and even books synced from iTunes, plus connect to the Web and...

Be A Headcase - Bottle and Can Opener Case

In honor of that big game this weekend, it's time to move on from sensible and fun iPad cases (see previous posts), further out towards fun and crazy, with the Be A Headcase Bottle and Can Opener Case. No,...

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